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NMC headquarters brass plaque showing its name and logo. A nurse who looked up medical records with no legitimate reason was suspended by the regulator

Suspended: school nurse who looked up family’s medical records ‘out of curiosity’

Nurse, who had a history of similar misconduct, would need ‘serious’ supervision in future

Image from NHS trust's anti-violence campaign, featuring nurse Yvonne Ihekwoaba

Red card bans for abusive patients and relatives in hospitals

Essex trust’s campaign aims to protect staff as incidents of physical and verbal abuse rise

People sitting on rows of benches at the emergency department of the Royal Free Hospital in London

Fewer nurses in emergency departments linked to serious patient outcomes

Lower staffing levels mean long waits and patients leaving without being seen, study shows

Nurse Sharon Woods with Caroline Swan, whose life she helped to save following a stroke

Nurse spots signs of stroke and helps save colleague’s life

Sharon Woods acted swiftly when stroke ward colleague Caroline Swan experienced one herself

Montage shows nurses Jimmy Cooper, Celia Manson and Barbara Craven, who have all chosen not to retire fully

Carry on nursing: older nurses explain why they have no time for retirement

Hear from four nurses who love practice too much to give it up

Joanne Froggatt in the tv drama Breathtaking

Breathtaking: TV COVID drama ‘too real to watch’ for some nurses

ITV series described as authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Evidence and Practice

Developing and evaluating a major trauma course and coaching programme for ward nurses

Developing a major trauma course and coaching programme for ward nurses

A bespoke course is helping to increase nurses’ competence when caring for patients with...

Reducing the burden on Welsh ambulance services and emergency departments: a mental health 999 clinical support desk initiative

Reducing the burden on ambulance services and EDs: a mental health initiative

How mental health professionals worked with 999 call centre clinical support in Wales

Nitrous oxide tank cold burn to the forearm: a case study and discussion of the literature

Nitrous oxide tank cold burn to forearm: case study and discussion of the literature

N2O burn presentations are increasingly common in EDs, pointing to need for more formal care...

Using body-worn cameras in emergency departments: a pilot project

Using body-worn cameras in emergency departments: a pilot project

A rise in violence at one trust prompted the introduction of body-worn cameras

Maintaining a safe environment in emergency department waiting rooms

Maintaining a safe environment in emergency department waiting rooms

How nurses can manage patients' expectations in a busy and unpredictable environment

Improving care for patients who experience miscarriage in emergency departments: a practice innovation

Improving care for patients who experience miscarriage in emergency departments

A practice innovation to improve care and increase nurses' confidence in breaking bad...


Illustration featuring five different NHS uniform tunic colours, from left to right: indigo, green, sea blue, navy blue and light blue

Uniform approach: what we like about our standardised scrubs

Nurses from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the pros of their nations’ uniforms

A hospital nurse breaking bad news to a woman about her loved one

How to communicate the news of a sudden or unexpected death in the ED to the family

Nurses have an important role in offering support and space to family and friends

Illustration shows healthcare staff around a table formed from a clock face to suggest a team approach to rostering

Rostering: could more control over your shift timings transform your work-life balance?

Team-based rostering pilots point to improved staff retention and greater collaboration

Community nurse arrives at man’s front door. The two greet each other, suggesting a they share a warm bond

Bonding with long-term patients: promoting continuity of care within healthy boundaries

Tips on fostering ongoing therapeutic relationships while avoiding undue attachment

An illustration showing a smiling nurse in uniform standing in front of a crowd, represented by several sets of hands raised high and clapping

Daunted by public speaking? Tips to take you from nervous to confident

Nurse experts share their advice on how to prepare well and engage an audience

Image representing rising prices shows a jagged red arrow pointing upwards against an assortment of groceries spilling out of a paper bag

A guide to managing your finances: how to save money and access support

Four experts offer their top tips for nurses on tax, pensions, debt and grants


A nurse stands in front of a line of other nurses, looking happy and confident. Yet nurses often downplay their role

Our professional inferiority complex: why you’re never ‘just’ a nurse

Safety-critical care is what we do, yet some of us can’t resist the urge to downplay

A triage nurse speaks to a patient and her friend to assess their symptoms in the emergency department

Staff safety and well-being is vital in pressurised emergency departments

Overcrowding and other pressures can take their toil on ED nursing staff

A nurse smiles and pushes an older woman in a wheelchair in a busy hospital setting

Front door frailty services: what nurses need to know plus tips on improving care

Early identification of frailty in the emergency department is key to better patient outcomes


Nurse, face unseen, holds an illuminated lightbulb, with systematically connected dots appearing to radiate from, illustrating the capacity of nurses to be innovative

Care innovations: how to spark ideas on placement and influence change in practice

Hospital-based projects are a chance to gather evidence, present a case and improve care

Leading change as a nursing student: how to develop an innovation

Award winner explains how she co-produced a relevant, helpful resource with patients

Could a dual registration degree in nursing and social work be good for your career?

Find out about the potential benefits and what to expect from an integrated programme


A nurse in ICU looks up from writing in notes to observe the patient. ICU can lack understanding of patients’ mental health care needs

Meeting patients’ mental health needs in critical care: a guide to close the skills gap

Newly registered nurse have produced a guide that ICU – and all acute teams – can use

An ambulance nurse wearing a high visibility jacket talks to a patient who is holding an oxygen mask to his face

Ambulance nurses: what does this emergency first responder role involve?

What it takes to work alongside paramedics taking potentially life-saving decisions

Woman smiles as she makes notes in front of her laptop while working at home – doctoral research is a time commitment and work-life balance challenge

So you’re thinking of doing a PhD? Here’s what you need to know

A doctorate can boost your nursing career – find out how to step up to the challenge